Each Friday during the school year, we will spotlight one of our M3T Fellows. This week, let’s meet Sherry Hartman from Berkeley Springs High School!
M3T Noyce Fellow – Cohort 2
High School Mathematics Teacher
Berkeley Springs High School
Morgan County Schools
Number of years teaching: 16
Positions and Roles: Teaches AP Statistics, Co-Requisite Mathematics, Advanced Math Modeling, and Geometry; LSIC Secretary; Faculty Senate Secretary; Math Team Secretary; Blueridge Committee Chair
Professional awards, distinctions, and points of pride: 2019 BSHS Making a Difference Award, 2019 BSHS Teacher of the Year, KME vice president, ACT peer review representative for West Virginia, KME speaker, LSIC presenter
Interesting personal facts: Is a Bluegress fan and plays too many instruments. Also runs, bikes, swims, and hikes whenever she can. Has been married for 35 years and has three children, two grandchildren, and two cats.
Why are you excited to be part of the M3T project?
“I am looking forward to meeting and sharing ideas with other WV math educators.”
Why do you teach mathematics?
“I genuinely love mathematics. I love patterns and connections and see mathematics in everything around me in music, architecture, art, nature. I want my students to not only grasp its concepts and be adept at its practice but to occasionally get a glimpse of its beauty.”
What are you focused on improving about mathematics teaching?
“In the age of photomath and graphing calculators, we need to find a better balance between the time spent on technical practice and memorization, which I feel are important for brain development, and truly authentic application tasks utilizing the technology available.”
Check in each week on #M3TFellowFriday throughout the school year to meet another M3T Fellow. You can find a listing of all of the M3T Fellows and stay up-to-date with the work of the M3T network at our website, http://m3twv.org. You can also follow us on Twitter, @m3t_wv.